Friday, September 30, 2011

My Blog Swap Goodies

This month Meg decided to bring the season in with a bang
and host a....



Oh how I loved being a part of this fun gift swap!

My hubby laughed at me because I was so excited seeing the brown box
on our kitchen table when we arrived home from vacation this past weekend.
I even let him cut the package tape.
Wink.

Syndal was my partner, and I thought it was great because she was already
someone I followed and kept up with.
She's got an adorable blog that you must check out! 

Here's all the fabulous goodies she surprised me with!


A lovely black and white picture frame (making it's home shortly in our master),
comfy cozy socks, gorgeous stud earrings, sparkly purple nail polish, 
a cute apple dish towel, a very cute Fall candle,
and a leaf candle holder.

Thank you so much, Syndal! 
You definitely made my day with each of your gifts,
and I cannot wait to try my nail polish out!


Monday, September 26, 2011

Ugly People and Vacation Recap!

Ya know how in my last post I said I wasn't
gonna really talk about the computer and myself...
and the relationship we have
because I didn't really wanna jinx it?
Well...I did apparently in blog world.

Right after I posted and published it on Facebook,
a friend of mine told me that she wasn't able to view my blog
because of a Suspicious Malware notification.
I have no clue if it's still doing it,
but Google Help told me my blog was fine and I have no Malware in it...
 {thank.ya.very.much Lord!}


To be honest with you...
I was thinking about throwing the towel in with Blogger.
I've been debating on a while now with switching over to Wordpress...
but I'm going to give it a go one more time and if something 
happens again...
a Wordpress Junkie I will be.
Ugly people...hackers are what I call ugly people.
Period.

Anyways.
Onward to more happy things.
Our vacation.
{sigh}
Lord knows I am so not ready to return back to reality tomorrow.
And considering my hubs has this week off as well,
well that just doesn't help.

We ate lots of yummy food.
The best in my opinion was a place called
You'd think I would say it was some fabulous seafood restaurant.
Nope.
This was food like momma cooks.
Cornbread, black eyed peas, turnip greens.
Delicious.


 And of course we watched Grey's
every.single.day.
We are proud to say we have made it to Season 3!


This was across from our condo...
and I spent a few days hours in pure bliss.
I would have been there a lot more,
but the dear sun had to burn me like freakin' bacon.
Vaseline became my bestest frannnnnd.



 And here is my hottie and moi.
I look gosh awful considering the fact
I apparently wanted to cut my neck off.
I was trying to get more of the ocean in the back ground.



This last picture I have because these 
all came from my phone...
{my camera isn't wanting to cooperate and upload my pics 
to our computer}


Apple Dapples and Cheerios
every morning on our balcony.
This vacation seriously was one of the best trips we have
taken in a long time.
Perfection if I might add.


Sunday, September 25, 2011

Electronics Are Not My Friends...

..seriously.
I'm so frustrated right now because
not only is my camera not uploading any of our vacay pics...
 my phone isn't either.
So....I'm going to have to wait to feel ya in with my vacation recap.

Anyways.

It's so, so good to be back in the land of a computer.
{I probably should hush, so I don't jinx this relationship I have with my desktop computer}
Since my laptop crashed and we haven't bought another one,
I didn't have one I could hop on to...and the condo didn't either.
Looking at all my reads from Google Reader on my phone was getting old.


I do have some exciting news, however.
My sister and her husband have a new addition to their family!
You can read all about it here!
I am so excited for this little girl, and what the future holds for their family of four.
Let me just say...
God is so good and faithful.

Right now my hubs is at the Titans game.
It's been nice to have some quiet to get some things done around the house.
Fridge and pantry are now full, laundry is going...and the puppies are outside
enjoying this amazing Sunday weather.

Tuesday I head back to reality, as in work...and I'm so not ready.
Knowing that the hubs is going to be here at home golfing everyday for another week
doesn't help. But I will say it will be good to get back into routine.

When we got home yesterday evening, I did have a brown box waiting for me.
She did so good...and I couldn't help but smile the entire time.
{Note: If I could upload pics, I'd show ya now what I got...}
I'm so love this blogging world.
However, I'm so bummed that I wasn't able to get her package 
sent out by the "deadline". 
Finding a place to send out packaging in the Pensacola area was just 
about trying to find a needle in a haystack.
So Syndal...first thing tomorrow I'll 
be sending yours on it's way! 


And because I think this is so freakin' adorable...
I'm gonna leave it for you to watch.
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{Click the picture to be able to watch the video}

Have a wonderful day, lovelies.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Head's Up!!!

Hello my pretties...
{okay, I'm not trying to sound like the 
Wicked Witch of Middle Tennessee...}

..for the next 8.5 days, I will be here...

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...with my man with no internet
{we won't have a computer with us}..
except for my phone.

Which means I won't be able to post anything till I get back
from Pensacola Beach!

However, I will be keeping up with your posts while I lay 
by the pool looking onward to the ocean.
{you are my daily reads <3}


So have a wonderful week friends...
and remember....

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xoxo

Monday, September 12, 2011

Miscellany Monday & Give Away Winner!

...or more like a photo dump from over the weekend.
'eh...either way, it'll work.


Miscellany Monday @
lowercase letters 

1} My very first give away ended today...
and I'm so excited to send it on it's merry way to the winner!


Congratulations Loni!!!

2} Yesterday I made this recipe on the back of the
potato bag. Let me just say I will be making them again.


 3} Early Saturday evening my love and I are escaping reality
and heading to Florida.
I'm ready, and so excited.

4} I love this show.
I never watched it till my co worker friend gave me
seasons 1-3 to borrow. 
The hubs and I are hooked.
We're about to start Season 2.


 5} My honey showing his dad his new golf clubs...
in our living room.



6} The Chief's game.
Touchy subject with the hubs.
We don't discuss.


 6} Part of my birthday gift from my bestie.
They sit in your vehicle's cup holders..
So cute and clever.


 7} My baby boy, Buck...
when he's calm.
I love him.


8}...and finally, have I mentioned just how ready I am 
for vacation? 
{sigh}

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Lot's of love, friends!


Sunday, September 11, 2011

A Ceramic, Bald Lionel Richie...

...is apparently on somebody's wish list.
I would like to think that these people are not in 
their right minds.....






But then again,
maybe they are.

Check out the Best of Craigslist!

{just know there might be 
some off the wall content!}

**and remember give away 
ends tomorrow night 
at 7PM CST!**


When September Ends...



As my memory rests,
but never forgets what we lost...
wake me up when September ends.


Friday, September 9, 2011

Cha Cha Cha...{A Give Away}

Friends...
let me just tell y'all how excited I am about this 
awesome, awesome give away right here.

Last Friday when I hosted my first ever Lia Sophia jewelry party,
I fell in love with this jewelry.
It's amazing.

So it was there that I decided I wanted to share the love,
and treat somebody out there to a purty 
{there I go with the twang}
piece of jewelry.


Adjustable to fit with a lobster claw clasp...
perfect for casual and dressy attire.



All you have to do is...
leave me a comment saying how much you love this bracelet...
and
that you have become a follower of  
This Little Blog of Mine.
{both is required!}
Give away ends Monday 7pm CST!

**Give away now closed**

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

What I'm Loving Wednesday!!


Happy Wednesday, friends!
We're half way to the weekend
which in my book means that much closer to vacation!
Goodness, I can't wait!



Ever since I tried the delicious Berry Almond Salad from Wendy's...
I just cannot get enough.
Period.
It is so, so good.
Try it.



 Last Friday, I hosted a Lia Sophia jewelry party at my work.
It actually worked out better than having the party at my house
because everyone could attend because they were already at work.
Needless to say my friends will be looking very purrty 
{hence my twang}
with their new jewels.



And not to mention the five or six pieces I ordered.
Hubs, don't freak. 


Tonight I felt motivated and went and walked.
I was going to run a little...
but my lungs were already experiencing a little cough..
so I knew this chilly weather would not help.


I'm thinking this weekend I am going to take my wedding set,
and get them dipped and polished up.
They are looking so very dingy.
However, I still love them with all my heart.


And for all my Pinterest loves...

{sigh}
Do I even need to explain why I love this so much?
One day...one day.

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Oh how I remember these books!
Even when I didn't like reading...
I still read these books and loved them!


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We'll be needing these adorable warmers soon!
They are so very clever!


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And last but not least....
I love this tile.
Love, love, love it.


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And before I finish up...
I want to say thank you to all you wonderful readers
who choose to take the time to read my blog.
I've said it before, and I'll say it again...
I appreciate you!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Becoming a Wine- O

..well, not really.

In fact, I don't even have a wine that I 
particularly enjoy to drink.

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I've been wanting to check out some local winery's
to see what I like,
but the hubs and I have yet to do that.


So with that being said...
what's your wine of choice?


PS. Can you believe the hub's just turned on the heat?
It's so cold.



Monday, September 5, 2011

Miscellany Monday...

Labor Day style.


Miscellany Monday @
lowercase letters

Today has been the most lazy, unproductive day
we have had in a while.

Watching reruns of "Undercover Boss"
while the rain falls outside is my complete excuse
as to why I have remained comfy on the couch all morning day.





Looks like I'm not the only one being lazy.

Happy Labor Day, Friends!


Sunday, September 4, 2011

According to my Droid...

...this is how my weekend went.

Friday night, the hubs and I decided to make it a 
lay low kinda evening.
Can you believe it when I say we were in the bed by 9pm?
 We lead such exciting lives.

Saturday morning, Mike woke up bright and early for a game of golf
with his buddies...of course leaving the whole bed all to myself  
to me and two fur babies is fine and dandy to me...
well, sometimes.

That afternoon we decided to take this cutie to Nashville's very own
Science Discovery Center.
If you're ever this way...it's loads of fun for the whole family.




Then this is where the real fun begins.
Shopping for shoes with the hubs...
for the hubs.
It's very difficult because the poor thing has such wide feet,
and not to mention he's flat footed.
We left empty handed with the decision to get him 
professionally fitted at a place in Brentwood.
{he's promised to start walking with me at night, 
and walking in flip flops won't cut it}


After we praised us some Jesus at church this morning,
I told my love I would join him at the golf course to watch him play.
{If you can't tell by now, he loves golf!}



We ended the day double dating with friends for dinner 
at the delicious Macaroni Grill...
and a trip to Target.
{I love that he takes me shopping..}

Now, I'm wide awake and listening to the rain fall on the deck.
On second thought, my eyes are getting a bit heavy.
Good night, friends!


Saturday, September 3, 2011

Momma Said...

...there be days like this,
there will days like this my momma said.

Today was one of those days for my love and I.
One of those days where everything around us went great except us.

We bickered, got on each others nerves, and at times
I wanted to run the other way...
I think we both did.

But not too long ago...
this evening we hugged, we kissed,
and realized...


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I think it's good to have moments days like this...
because when it's all said and over with...
everything is that much better than before.

Good night my sweet love...
You're still my favorite.


Friday, September 2, 2011

Yup...It's an Accent Vlog.

So I can't believe I actually did a vlog.

I can only laugh at myself at how funny I look talking in to my phone.

Oh well...it makes for a good laugh...or smile.





And I was so super happy when I found the option on YouTube that allows
you to rotate your videos...

Hence the two very huge black sides around my actual video...

Anyways.

Hope you enjoy my nasally twang all the way from Nashville!

Ps. I have {two} upcoming give a-ways in the works! 


****words to say****
aunt, route, wash, oil, theatre, iron, salmon, caramel, fire, water, sure, data, ruin, crayon, toilet, New Orleans, pecan, both, again, probably, spitting image, Alabama, lawyer, coupon, mayonnaise, syrup, pajamas, caught
 

The questions are as follows:

What is it called when you throw toilet paper on someone's house?
What is the bug that when you touch it, it rolls into a ball?
What is the bubbly carbonated drink called?
What do you call gym shoes?
What do you say to address a large group of people?
What do you call a spider that has an oval shaped body with extremely long legs?
What do you call your grandparents?
What do you call the wheeled contraption you carry groceries at the supermarket?
What do you call it when it rains while the sun is shining?
What is the thing you change to tv channel with?
 

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Blog Gift Swap!

How fun is this??!
Meg is starting a blog gift swap open to anyone and everyone!





Head on over and join in on the fun!

Sign up closes September 13th 
at noon (CST) !